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Candide - Or, Optimism (Paperback): Voltaire
Candide - Or, Optimism (Paperback): Voltaire

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Candide - Or, Optimism (Paperback)

Voltaire

Series: Modern Library

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A flamboyant and controversial personality of enormous wit and intelligence, Voltaire remains one of the most influential figures of the eighteenth-century Enlightenment. "Candide, " his masterpiece, is a brilliant satire of the theory that our world is "the best of all possible worlds." The book traces the picaresque adventures of the guileless Candide, who is forced into the army, flogged, shipwrecked, betrayed, robbed, separated from his beloved Cunegonde, tortured by the Inquisition, et cetera, all without losing his resilience and will to live and pursue a happy life.
This Modern Library edition, published to celebrate the seventy-fifth anniversary of Random House,
is a facsimile of the first book ever released under the Random House colophon. It includes the timeless illustrations by Rockwell Kent, a twentieth-century artist whose wit and genius serve as a counterpart and compliment to Voltaire's.

"From the Hardcover edition."

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Imprint: Modern Library Inc
Country of origin: United States
Series: Modern Library
Release date: October 2005
First published: October 2005
Authors: Voltaire
Dimensions: 203 x 136 x 9mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 144
ISBN-13: 978-0-8129-7201-6
Barcode: 9780812972016
Categories: Books > Fiction > Special features > Classic fiction
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LSN: 0-8129-7201-5

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